I, like many in our field, have ADD. That makes assigning, completing and following up on tasks an adventure with our team. It is common for us to be in a car on the way to Starbucks or walking down the hall when we remember an essential task we need to do, or we need someone else to do. Until now, we have had no solution outside of everyone carrying a pad of paper around with us at all times to remedy this situation.
Fortunately, we found Remember the Milk and production is up something eight percent. Remember the Milk is basically a todo list system that is stored online. What caught our eye was its ability to create lists that are shared with each other. Once shared, we can each put tasks on everyone’s list.
It does all the standard stuff like priorities, due dates, and notes, but it also has fields for an estimate on the time it should take, location for the task, and tags.
However, none of these are the reasons we went with this over another service. The reason we chose Remember the Milk is because of the sheer volume of ways in which you can access the information. It has an iPhone app (like everyone else), but it also has an Android app and a way to sync it with your Blackberry or Windows Mobile device. Want it to appear in Gmail? They have a gadget. Want to access it offline? They have gears integration. It also interfaces with Jott, twitter and a ton of stuff I’ve never heard of .
Its interface is not always transparent, but is easy to navigate after a couple of minutes fooling around with it. For us it’s a great solution. It’s free for the basic account and $25 for the pro account which adds a couple of features and the ability to download the phone apps. Worth every penny.